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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

Recent incidents in the UK and the alleged chemical attacks in Syria by the Bashar al-Assad...

Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients

Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients

The aim of this article is to review the literature on pre-hospital assessment of pain in...

Competency framework

Local implementation of a national curriculum and competency framework for emergency...

This article reviews the evidence associated with the Royal College of Nursing (2017)...

An intervention to improve retention in emergency nursing

An intervention to improve retention in emergency nursing

The UK has a serious shortage of nurses and for the first time in recent nursing history 27...

Emergency department leaders and levels of engagement among their nursing staff

Emergency department leaders and levels of engagement among their nursing staff

Aim Researchers have begun to examine work engagement in nursing, but there is little...

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

Frequent attenders to emergency departments (EDs) are a heterogeneous group who have...

Implementing vernakalant: a novel approach to cardioversion

Implementing vernakalant: a novel approach to cardioversion

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, and there is a one in four lifetime...

Colles’ fractures in emergency departments

Evidence-based management of patients with Colles’ fractures in emergency departments:...

Distal forearm fractures are a common presentation in UK emergency departments (EDs)...

Lisfranc injury

Lisfranc injury: assessment and management in emergency departments

Injuries to the tarsometatarsal joint complex, also referred to as a Lisfranc injury, are...

Four-hour target

Should I be more concerned about patient care or the four-hour target?

UK emergency departments (EDs) are high-pressure environments focused on delivering care in...

GPs’ opinions of discharge summaries generated by advanced nurse practitioners in emergency care settings

GPs’ opinions of discharge summaries generated by advanced nurse practitioners in...

Aim Clinical handover at the point of discharge is critically important. It generally occurs...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 3: enabling and supporting delivery of compassionate care

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 3: enabling and supporting delivery of...

In the final part of this three-part series, David Hunter and colleagues analyse the factors...

Multidisciplinary team attitudes to an advanced nurse practitioner service in an...

Aim The aim of this study was to examine an emergency department’s (ED) multidisciplinary...

Fingertip injuries in children: a review of the literature

Fingertip injuries in children are a common presentation in emergency settings. These...

Does use of the LUCAS device improve mortality in adult patients with out-of-hospital...

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a common occurrence in the UK, with 60,000 cases...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 2: barriers to the provision of compassionate...

In the second part of this three-part series, David Hunter and colleagues discuss the...

An exploration of the reasons why people attend but do not wait to be seen in emergency...

Aim The aim of the study was to explore the reasons why people do not always wait to receive...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 1: nursing students’ perspectives

Compassion is a topical issue in clinical nursing practice, nurse education and policy, but...

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